Church of God of Prophecy and the Fightin' Tomlinson Family old time religion
I had a vision once, but now I take prescription medicine.
However, Ambrose also begat the extraordinary giant nut job Homer Aubrey Tomlinson, not shown here unfortunately (he had his OWN postcards) who ran for president in 1952 but lost. Unfazed, he decided to crown himself "King of the World" and simultaneously "King of all Nations of Men" in 1966. Fortunately, he died before he could run the earth.
Homer also at one time threatened to take a 12 pound hammer over to his brother Milton's church and bust it up for making idolatry.
Old man Ambrose here was expelled from his church for juggling the books. I guess they called it "impeached" but whatever, I think the official reason is that he took umbrage. Umbrage means he was insulted. I guess his church frowned on umbrage. like they frowned on makeup and opium.
Later the two sons had a spat and broke the church up, one still apparently allowing folks to play with snakes and speak in tongues down south as god intended, the other moving up north to run the show from Queens, New York, where REAL sinners lived.
Now this would all be a good harmless story, but between them, the three-headed Tomlinson dynasty today has 1,871 churches and congregations in over 130 countries.
Um...thank you Jesus.
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The General Overseers of the Church of God of Prophecy Postcard, No Date. Collection Jim Linderman.